[mythtv-users] A different perspective on the "user experience issue"
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Feb 27 16:29:06 UTC 2008
jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 2008, at 11:58 AM, Ben Firshman wrote:
>>> On 26 Feb 2008, at 15:29, Doug Meredith wrote:
>>> The frontend setup pages are for the frontend, mythtv-setup is for the
>>> backend. I don't understand where the confusion is?
>> Not always. Job queue stuff which runs on the backend is configured in
>> the frontend's setup screens. Same thing with mythfilldatabase auto-
>> run settings and logging events to the database. I can never remember
>> where I'm supposed to go to adjust stuff. I just poke around all the
>> setup screens until I stumble across what I'm trying to change. I'm
>> sure there are other backend-specific settings sitting in the
>> frontend's setup screens that I'm missing as well.
> Everything should be in the frontend. Perhaps have a separate "tree"
> with backend only stuff but have an entry point for everything. Also,
> a "schedule to go into effect" would be a handy thing.
Good luck with that. The first thing that any front end tries to do when it
starts up is to connect to the master backend. After, that is, you've set up
it's IP address, of course.
Each back end needs to have it's own setup where the tuner(s) it is responsible
for are defined, and where any attached storage is defined (I am assuming that
the developers only intend there to be one backend per box).
If you are saying, let's start up mythtv-setup (or similar) on any random front
end and then use that to set up (and tune!) some other backend somewhere else on
the network, I think you will end up with unneeded levels of complexity we can
all do without, thank you. It's difficult enough sometimes to get two mythboxes
to talk to one another as it is.
As an aside, I've never understood why the mythfilldatabase setup screens are in
the front end setup, since the *only* user/instigator of mythfilldatabase is the
master backend, and the setup for that function can quite easily be done there.
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